Revolution

Another Record Cocaine Bust

In August 1995, U.S. officials seized twelve tons of cocaine from a Panamanian freighter, charging ten Colombian crewmen with possession with intent to distribute. The seizure was a yet another new record amount of cocaine siezed on the high seas.

Apparently believing the United States is suffering a shortage of domestic criminals, the U.S. Navy decided to import some from South America. A Navy cruiser, encountering the Nataly I nearly eight hundred miles west of Peru, called the U.S. Coast Guard, which found evidence of cocaine during a "consensual" boarding.

How many more record busts have to occur to show prohibitionists that the drug supply can't be stopped?


Source: August 19, 1995, Associated Press news article.